#FUMP: Sam Ongeri Thinks Bloggers are Misleading Kenyans

Last night, Sam Ongeri decided to take on bloggers and let us know that we were wrongfully inciting Kenyans on Twitter to insult their leaders and further inform us that we could be legally dealt with.

I wasn’t online to see it, but quite a few people informed us because we’d printed some t-shirts earlier in the week expressing our displeasure with MPs and their greed. Thank you all.

As for you, Mr. Ongeri, a few things:

1. I refuse to call a man ‘Professor’ if he cannot distinguish between “they’re”, “there” and “their”. It is pre-primary grammar, Mr. Ongeri.

2. I refuse to call a man a leader if he cannot lead. At best, MPs are representatives. In fact, they’re our employees.

3. I refuse to call a man, Minister or otherwise, ‘Honorable’, if he is not honorable.

4. How dare you talk about misleading, Mr. Ongeri? How dare you talk about leadership? Weren’t you in charge of the Ministry of Education while OUR CHILDREN’S MONEY was being cashed and carried out of your Ministry doors? Remember that? Free Education ring a bell?
You then proceeded to make promises to teachers that were only partially fulfilled AFTER your departure, correct? Or is this information misleading as well?

Are you not in charge of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that is the depiction of mismanagement? Tell us, if you will, Mr. Ongeri, how much we really spend on Foreign missions. I hear it’s over 1.4 billion per year. Do I hear wrong? How do you justify that?

Did you not claim that the former Somali president tried to assassinate you and then immediately dismiss those claims? And you want to talk about leaders and misled Kenyans. For shame, faux-Prof, for shame. If irony were light, your tweet’d be brilliantly blinding. But irony is just that, irony. So is your tweet.

5. Legal action? You want to talk about laws and rights being violated? Because from where I’m sitting citizens – who pay your salary, by the way – are the disenfranchized ones who should be talking about legal action. You’re just another man sitting in a 200,000 Kshs chair getting angry that we are tired of your bullshit, and worse, that we exercise the right to protest and our right to free speech. Good sir, what law do we violate by call you out on the laws you break? I’m curious to the answer to this one.

6. I refuse to listen to a man who won’t listen to me. You’re unreachable. You issue obscure threats on Twitter and then ignore replies? If you’re really trying to inform and guide us and stop us misguiding Kenyans, this is an open invitation to do an interview with us. We’ll keep it all on email and post every last word of it on the blog. You can tell us why we’re on the wrong, we’ll tell you why we think you’re on the wrong and we can let the people decide. Fair? That’s objective, right? Not misleading at all. That’s what you want, for blogs to stop misleading? Then stand behind your word. diasporadical@gmail.com is available 24 hours a day for your redemptive purposes.

Until such a day, sir, I’ll just stand in my indignation and dismissive rage of MPs and all their ilk.

The choice is yours, sir.

UPDATE: Here was Ongeri’s camp’s reaction after we pestered him for a few days.

I rest my case.

Unrelated:

T-shirts will be back in the store later.

20 thoughts on “#FUMP: Sam Ongeri Thinks Bloggers are Misleading Kenyans

  1. My only question begins and ends at

    Prof. Sam Ongeri, EGH, MP Minister of Education: BILLIONS LOST/WASTED/STOLEN at Ministry of Education.

    That is all Professori………..

  2. It seems someone woke up to the reality of social media. Unlike our prostituted mainstream media, it’s a whole new world out here Mr. Ongeri.

  3. Dear ‘Mheshimiwa’ Waziri,

    The thing about power is that it deludes one into thinking that they know better than their subjects and can therefore ride rough-shod over them. And while I would usually castigate against such foolish thinking, in this case I will actually advocate it.
    You (or more likely your PA, since like most Kenyan big-men you probably have handlers to do your thinking bidding for you) have ‘threatened’ to take legal action against the Kenyan online community. Threatening only? Why not go ahead and actually do it? Yes, you read that right – DO IT! Better yet, please don’t do it alone. Go ahead and rope in all those other MP(ig)s who feel that social media is giving them a ‘bad name’. And since you have clearly shown that you think the public coffers exist to serve you, charge the legal bill to the taxpayers. After all, since you are hell-bent on raiding the public kitty for your campaign retirement funds, what’s a few extra millions tossed in? And make sure that all you MP(ig)s make a public scene out of it, not just in parliament but out in the streets, where your ‘supporters’ can hear how ‘victimized’ you are.
    Now, given that some judges under Mutunga have finally grown some balls, it would be hard to predict the outcome of your case in the courts of law. But in the courts of public opinion, your action may just prove to be the catalyst that restive Kenyans have been yearning for to finally rise up and rid themselves of your anaconda-vice-like grip on our public finances. It is not a matter of IF we will rise up and throw you and your ilk out but WHEN. And as there is no time like the present, what say you & your fellow MP(ig)s do us that favour and light that match? Go on, we (the pissed off Kenyan citizenry) Dare you.

    Soundtrack: Lupe Fiasco – Words I Never Said

  4. Dear ‘Mheshimiwa’:

    The thing about power is that it deludes one into thinking that they know better than their subjects and can therefore ride rough-shod over them. And while I would usually castigate against such foolish thinking, in this case I will actually advocate it.
    You (or more likely your PA, since like most Kenyan big-men you probably have handlers to do your [thinking] bidding for you) have ‘threatened’ to take legal action against the Kenyan online community. Threatening only? Why not go ahead and actually do it? Yes, you read that right – DO IT! Better yet, please don’t do it alone. Go ahead and rope in all those other MP(ig)s who feel that social media is giving them a ‘bad name’. And since you have clearly shown that you think the public coffers exist to serve you, charge the legal bill to the taxpayers. After all, since you are hell-bent on raiding the public kitty for your [campaign] retirement funds, what’s a few extra millions tossed in? And make sure that all you MP(ig)s make a public scene out of it, not just in parliament but out in the streets, where your ‘supporters’ can hear how ‘victimized’ you are.
    Now, given that some judges under Mutunga have finally grown some balls, it would be hard to predict the outcome of your case in the courts of law. But in the courts of public opinion, your action may just prove to be the catalyst that restive Kenyans have been yearning for to finally rise up and rid themselves of your anaconda-vice-like grip on our public finances. It is not a matter of IF we will rise up and throw you and your ilk out but WHEN. And as there is no time like the present, what say you & your fellow MP(ig)s do us that favour and light that match? Go on, we (the pissed off Kenyan citizenry) Dare you.

    Soundtrack: Lupe Fiasco – Words I Never Said

  5. Prof Sam Ongeri is Adventist who knows the TRUTH.The truth he practices is the Fundamental beliefs will set him free.Let us not resort to non-parliamentary language here but rather go gospel and pray that Prof will lead positive thinking amongst his peers who appear to forget fast or rather they are frequently misquoted in every matter that ranks high in ordinary folks’ epiphany.Prof , we pray for light to illuminate from your desk to the NATION Kenya ,the result peace & prosperity will follow every soul.

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